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New Class of Light-Bending Material Spun With DNA and Gold Nanoparticles Can Achieve First Real-Life Invisibility Cloak

Tech & Science Physics Chemistry Star Trek Nanoparticles light invisibility DNA optics<p>In a huge achievement spanning both chemistry and physics, …

Some people seem to 'click' with everyone they meet — and a psychologist says there are a few reasons why

If you've been on even a single date, then you've likely taken part in some post-date analysis. <i>Was she cute? Was he smart? Was there a spark? Did you have —</i> as if anyone even knows what this means <i>— chemistry?</i><p>Platonic meet-ups rarely get analyzed in as much excruciating detail — in real life or in …

Psychology

The Critic Who Refuted Trump’s World View—in 1916

The most sweeping rebuke to the Trump Administration’s ethnonationalist world view can be found in the July issue of <i>The Atlantic</i>. That it’s the July, <i>1916</i>, issue is a testament to how retrograde that world view is, and also to the prophetic insight of the essay’s author, Randolph Bourne, a young …

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Many different types of anxiety and depression exist, new study finds - Scope

Five new categories of mental illness that cut across the current more broad diagnoses of anxiety and depression have been identified by researchers …

We have to rethink what “educated” means in a post-truth world

It used to be fairly easy to explain what it means to be educated. Education involves schooling, and as a general rule, the more schooling you have, the better educated you become. Unfortunately, as I will argue below, that answer may no longer be sufficient; there is evidence to suggest that the …

Education

Star Wars Dentistry

If you look closely, you'll see a dentist in this scene. Dr. J. Steven Abernathy commissioned an ad for a laser root canal treatment offered by JS …

The Secret Reason Why Abrasive Jerks Usually Win

By David Wong Published: August 07th, 2017 "Why are people such shitheads?" is something you probably asked yourself while you were still in diapers. …

Bernie Sanders

The Science Behind Fonts (And How They Make You Feel)

<i>Mikael Cho is the co-founder of ooomf, a network that connects short-term software projects with handpicked developers and designers. Mikael writes about psychology, startups, and product marketing over on the ooomf blog.</i><p>I’ve noticed how seemingly small things like font and the spacing between …